All products removed from Australian shelves

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KEY POINTS

  • Saputo Dairy Australia Pty Ltd. recalled eight products under the Devondale and Woolworths Butter brands
  • ‘Potential microbial contamination’ forced company to recall products
  • The recalled products were available for sale in Australia at outlets including Woolworths, Coles and ALDI

The Australian division of the international dairy company Saputo Inc. has announced the recall of several of its products due to possible contamination.

Saputo Dairy Australia Pty Ltd. recalled eight spreadable butter and butter blend products under the Devondale and Woolworths Butter brands due to “potential microbial contamination”, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) said in a statement on Wednesday.

No other information regarding the cause of the recall was disclosed by the agency.

The recalled products have been listed as follows:

  • Devondale Salted Butter 250g (Best consumed before May 18 and June 4, 2022)
  • Devondale Salted Butter 500g (Best before April 30, May 1 and June 24, 2022)
  • Devondale Salted Butter 3 x 500g (Best consumed before May 1, 2022)
  • Devondale Unsalted Butter 500g (Best before April 30, 2022)
  • Devondale Dairy Soft Original 500g (Best before January 6, April 22, May 11, May 12 and May 26, 2022)
  • Devondale Dairy Soft Salt Reduced 500g (Best before May 10, 2022)
  • Woolworths Salted Butter 250g (Best before October 21, 2021; April 22, May 12 and May 13, 2022)
  • Woolworths Unsalted Butter 250g (Best before October 6, 2021; May 11 and May 12, 2022)

The products are available for sale in Australia at various outlets including Woolworths, Coles, ALDI, Costco and independent supermarkets. It was unclear if the products were also available in other countries.

Consumers who possess the recalled products are advised not to consume them, as food products contaminated with microbes may cause illness if consumed.

“All consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice. Consumers should return products to place of purchase for a full refund,” the agency said.

Saputo Dairy Australia Pty Ltd., which operates other brands in the country such as Cracker Barrell and Mersey Valley, can be contacted for further information via its customer service team on 1800 032 479.

Canadian authorities recently announced a similar recall of all products sold by two companies until the end of last year due to possible bacterial contamination.

Bistak Enterprises Inc. and Bistak Groceries Inc., based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, have recalled all food products sold until December 29 due to possible Salmonella contamination caused by a rodent infestation, according to the Canadian Agency. food inspection (CFIA).

The only product named in the recall was Carotino palm cooking oil, while the rest “may include dry foods such as cereals, beans, flour; canned groceries; fats and oils; drinks ; meat products; fish products; baked goods; spices ; and powdered milk,” the food regulator said.

Other products may be recalled following a CFIA investigation.

Representation. Saputo Dairy Australia Pty Ltd has recalled eight spreadable butter and butter blend products under the Devondale and Woolworths Butter brands due to “potential microbial contamination”, according to Food Standards Australia New Zealand. Photo: Pixabay

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